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 Posted: Sat Feb 16th, 2008 02:38 am
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aphill
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When I was 16, I wanted to be a doctor.  To be specific, I wanted to be an orthopedic surgeon.

I'm dyslexic, however.  I learned to compensate very well in reading and writing (well, other than I still make the letter "F" backwards if I'm not careful), but math was always a struggle.  Although I took advanced level biology and chemistry in college, I don't think I could have done the Calculus or the Physics required to go to medical school.

I decided sometimes desire and talent are two different things and let go of the dream.

Although I loved history in high school, my dream job was never history.  And I didn't really consider it seriously in college.  Although I ended up majoring in history and philosophy (with a minor in literature), I never dreamed of working at a Civil War site or anything like that.  I ended up going to law school and I'm now a practicing attorney.


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